Domain Registration is a simple process, with only a handful of important procedures. Once you’ve done one, its very much the same on all the available reg sites.
It is of course important that you make sure about Nameservers and whether you want complete anonymity as regards whois information. All these settings are done here, on your registrars websites.
US based – does as it says on the tin – provides cheap domain names , no hassle, site is easy to access I have a lot of site names registered here, very easy to access and use. Especially if your customer base is mainly US , there is only one choice…. NameCheap
If you need a no frills domain with just the basics, you can get 12 months FREE with .tk .ml .ga .cf .gq
Obviously for newbies this is not an ideal situation, help is by email , so quite slow, there is not much in the way of help pages, so this is for the more experienced marketers.
This is a UK .co.uk site . I have about 50% of my site names from 123Reg, great site , easy to navigate, never had any reason to complain, good help pages steer you to the right information and if you can’t find the pages, the staff are very quick and very helpful
Get your web name AND hosting in one place, ok but it has to be said they are a lot better at the selling domains business than they are with backup for hosting customers, I found lots of complaints online. Having helped a friend who decided to go with GD for his web name, I found their interface more difficult than any other to navigate.
On the plus side they do have good security on site to protect you.
Ok but not great